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South Africa – Sabi Sands: The Big 5 Photo Safari 2026

ZAR119,895 person sharing

Spaces Available


1 July 2026 – 6 July 2026

ORYX Photo Tours is proud to present a carefully crafted journey to one of Africa’s ultimate wildlife photographic destinations, South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This area offers “prime time” game viewing at its best and it has for decades enchanted wildlife enthusiasts the world over with the remarkable sightings it routinely produces.


The “Big 5”, which comprise of Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo & Rhino, thrive here and our photography tour will be focused on these animals as their lives play out on the bushveld stage. Dubbed as a “big cat paradise”, Lion, Cheetah and Leopard are routinely seen, as well as the Endangered African Wild Dog and Spotted Hyena, which rounds up the quintet of Africa’s large carnivores.


Come and enjoy a South Africa photo safari experience par excellence that will leave you with a plethora of images, maxed out memory cards and memories to last a lifetime.

Why this South Africa Photo Safari is for You

Destination Allure

Come and enjoy this South Africa photo safari in the heart of the Sabi Sands at a private & luxurious game lodge. As this reserve is not open to the general public, exclusive and intimate game viewing opportunities abound.


The Sabi Sands is home to one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in Southern Africa, with numerous predators & a healthy herbivore population. It represents some of the finest opportunities in Africa to photograph the Big 5, specifically the elusive Leopard.

Small Group Departures

Limited to only 4 participants with an open & private safari vehicle for the duration of the photo safari.

Guided Experience

Local knowledge of the region and its inhabitants is key to crafting the ultimate photography tour experience. Combined with the photographic expertise of your ORYX Photo Tour Leader, and you are in for an adventure that will further fuel your excitement for photography and the destination.

dale morris oryx photo tours

Dale Morris

6 Days
4 Guests + 1 ORYX Leader
  • Destination
  • Departure
  • person sharing
    ZAR 119,895
  • Single Supplement
    ZAR 34,650
  • Photographic Highlights
    Leopard, Lion, Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino, Cheetah, Spotted Hyaena
  • Guide

Day 1: Fly from Johannesburg to Sabi Sands Game Reserve

After meeting at OR Tambo International Airport, we will fly to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve to begin our South Africa photo safari.south africa photo safari

Days 2 to 5: Sabi Sand Game Reserve

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, is a vast and growing area, currently covering 6 million acres and incorporating the famous Kruger National Park. Habitats vary from Acacia thornveld dotted with Marula trees, to open savanna grasslands, and dense riverine woodland lined with majestic Jackalberry and Fig trees. The reserve has a dense concentration of wildlife and is home to the Big 5 – Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo. These subjects, and more, will the focus of your South Africa photo safari for the next few days.south africa photo safari

Day 6: Fly from Sabi Sands Game Reserve to OR Tambo International and depart

After a final morning’s game drive and another scrumptious breakfast, we will fly back to Johannesburg, where this incredible South Africa photo safari comes to an end.
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